Professor Dominic Fobih’s Net Worth Is In Question Amid His Marriage To His 9th Wife: How Rich Is He?

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Following his marriage to his 9th wife, Ghanaians want to know how much Prof Dominic Fobih is worth. Here’s everything we know.

Former Assin South MP and former Education Minister, Prof Dominic Fobih, shockingly made headlines on May 8th, 2023, in the Ghanaian media spaces after news broke that has married his 9th wife. He later came out in an interview with Starr FM to reveal she is his only wife.

The woman in question, whose details including her name and profession aren’t known is said to be around the age of 31 years old. This means they have an age difference of 49 years.

A heartfelt appreciation message accompanied their picture: “Thank you for being with us on this special occasion and making it the most memorable day of our lives – Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Fobih.”

In our part of the world, marrying such a number of wives only lead to people in an inquisition about your wealth because it is mostly the wealthy who undertake these gargantuan moves. But, is Dominic Fobih rich?

Viral ‘Thank You’ message from Dominic Fobih and his 9th wife to all and sundry.
Viral ‘Thank You’ message from Dominic Fobih and his 9th wife to all and sundry.
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What is Dominic Fobih’s net worth?

In the 2023 list of the richest Ghanaian politicians, Professor Fobih’s name was not included. He didn’t join the likes of Kennedy Agyapong, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, Nana Akuffo-Addo, and John Dramani Mahama, just to mention a few.

However, from the positions Mr. Fobih has held in the Ghanaian political and education sectors, no one needs to tell you he has accumulated some assets for himself.

So, how rich is Dominic Fobih? At the moment, there are no accurate data confirming how much Professor Dominic Fobih makes and his entire fortune. However, he is estimated to be worth around $250,000 to $800,000.

Currently, there are 275 Members of parliament representing 275 constituencies. Among them, NPP has 169 making them the majority, and the NDC with 106 members. The males outnumber the female in a ratio of 23:37.

Each MP earns a sizable salary per month. Their pay also comes with some incentives; they are given two cars, a house with staff, and an entertainment allowance.

Since Mr. Fobih served as a Cabinet Minister, and at the same time a member of parliament, his salary was different from one who is only a Member of Parliament. 

Per salary estimations of Ghanaian MPs by GhanaInsiders, Mr. Dominic Fobih was paid GH¢16,423 as a Cabinet Minister and also GH¢ 15,967 as a Minister of State, per month.

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Professor Dominic Fobih has held prestigious positions in politics.

As a member of the New Patriotic Party, he served as a member of Parliament for two terms during the regime of the Ex-President John Agyekum Kuffour from January 2001 to January 2009. During the 2000 Ghanaian parliamentary elections, he polled 16,963 votes out of the 31,843 making the total valid votes cast 53.3%.

He was also the Minister of Lands, Forestry, and Mines from 2003 to 2007, under His Excellency the Ex-President John Agyekum Kuffour’s regime.

He retained his seat as the member of parliament for the Assin South Constituency when His Excellence the Ex-President John Atta Mills won the 2008 Ghanaian general elections from January 2009 to January 2012. He again retained his seats as a member of parliament for the Assin South during the 2012 Ghanaian general election under the ticket of the New Patriotic Party under the regime of His Excellency John Dramini Mahama, the Ex-President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He served as a member of the Education and House committees when his party NPP came to the opposition in 2012 and was the minority spoke person on education.

Dominic was also a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

He is the current board chairman of the Ghana Education Trust fund (GETFUND).

Former educational ministers of Ghana. Dominic Fobih is the second on the right side.
Former educational ministers of Ghana. Dominic Fobih is the second on the right side.
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Dominic Fobih was among 8 former Educational Ministers who joined forces to help Ghana’s Education System

Eight former Ministers of Education in Ghana called for the use of accumulated knowledge of all to help get the best for Ghana’s education.

The former Ministers who spoke in turn said, bringing people with diverse expertise to bear would go a long way in getting the best strategies and ideas which when harnessed would push the nation’s development agenda forward.

The former Ministers made the call at a meeting when they visited the current Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in Accra on Monday at his request.

Present at the meeting were Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Ms. Betty Mould Iddrissu, Prof. Dominic Fobih, Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Ms. Joyce Aryee, Prof. Ameyaw Ekumfi, Paapa Owusu Ankomah, and Dr. Mrs. Christiana Amoako Nuamah who joined the discussion via zoom.